Name: Avitabatrachus Avitabatrachus‭ (‬ancient batrachos‭)‬.
Phonetic: A-vee-ah-bah-trak-uss.
Named By: Maria Ana Baez,‭ ‬Linda Trueb‭ & ‬Jorge O.‭ ‬Calvo‭ ‬-‭ ‬2000.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Amphibia,‭ ‬Batrachia,‭ ‬Anura,‭ ‬Mesobatrachia,‭ ‬Pipoidea.
Species: A.‭ ‬uliana‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore/Insectivore.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: Argentina.
Time period: Mid Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Single specimen.

       At the time of its naming,‭ ‬Avitabatrachus is the earliest known occurrence of a pipoid frog in South America.

Further reading
-‭ ‬The Earliest Known Pipoid Frog from South America:‭ ‬A New Genus from the Middle Cretaceous of Argentina.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology‭ (‬The Society of Vertebrate Paleontology‭) ‬20‭ (‬3‭)‬:‭ ‬490‭–‬500.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Maria Ana Baez,‭ ‬Linda Trueb‭ & ‬Jorge O.‭ ‬Calvo‭ ‬-‭ ‬2000.


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